The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the federal government’s failed response, and public panic all harm trans people in uniquely stressful and isolating ways. The federal government has failed to address the severity of this moment or protect those already made vulnerable by systemic discrimination and violence, and while some states and counties try to mitigate the harm, others states like Idaho and Arizona use this as an opportunity to further a transphobic agenda.
Rooted in the wisdom of trans elders and with the knowledge attained through our community driven projects, Transgender Law Center (TLC) held a weekly video call series on how trans people can support each other and advocate at a local, state, and federal level for the care, resources, and support they deserve. Please see the archives below.
We will update this page with resources for trans people in this moment of pandemic.
Life Planning Documents for Transgender Communities
A Care Package from Transgender Law Center
Disabled: Not a Burden, Not Disposable
A fifth TLC community conversation between Syrus Marcus Ware and Eli Clare on resistance to ableism, anti-Black racism, misogyny, fatphobia, and classism
Life Planning for Trans Communities
A fourth TLC community conversation with TLC’s legal team discussing how to prepare life planning documents for yourself and your loved ones
April 10, 2020
A Virtual Vigil to Hold Grief as a Community
A third TLC community conversation with Erica Woodland of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
April 3rd, 2020
The Black Trans Femmes on the Frontlines of the Crisis
A second TLC community conversation with Tiara Gendi, LaSaia Wade, Micky B, Mariah Moore, and Janetta Johnson
March 27, 2020
The Big Picture
1st community call with Kris Hayashi, Bran Fenner, Deesha Narichaniam, and Xoai Pham
March 20, 2020
NOTE: We are working to provide captions and a transcript.